Injection Timing and Rate Control - A Solution for Low Emissions 900854
This paper describes latest results from the Ricardo heavy duty diesel engine research programme. Using a Diesel Kiki P-TICS II injection system, matched to a low swirl combustion chamber, emission results well within the US 1991 engineering targets have been achieved with good fuel economy. Very low NOx levels have also been demonstrated whilst maintaining good fuel economy and particulate emissions within the 1991 standards. Analysis of results indicates that injection timing and rate control, as embodied in the P-TICS approach, is a key technology for achieving these low emissions with good fuel economy.